Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Kokilaben Hospital is located on the 8thfloor and is spread over a 4,000 square foot area. Each cubicle has windows, providing natural light to every bedside.

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is a 10-bed, family-centred, regional referral centre for paediatric intensive care. The unit is staffed by a full-time paediatric intensivist and paediatric critical care nurses, each certified in Paediatric Advanced Life Support. Paediatric specialists, in various medical and surgical specialties, are available for immediate consultation.

The PICU staff is especially sensitive to the needs of both children and parents. To help ease the stress that illness and medical emergencies cause for families, the unit provides facilities for one parent to remain with their child overnight.

  • It is a highly-specialised intensive care for children, of all ages, suffering from an acute life-threatening illness.
  • Our 24-hour call, multi-disciplinary and specialist care treatment team is the biggest reason for our success.
  • This multi-disciplinary medical team works closely with the entire range of childrens paediatric sub-specialty services.
  • Multi-specialty medical team for the day-to-day care of children
  • Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiac surgery, ENT surgery
  • Consultations from almost every paediatric sub-specialty
  • Ventilation (Regular, HFOV)
  • Procedural sedation
  • Post-operative care after any major surgery, with advanced haemodynamic monitoring
  • Critical care for paediatric trauma
  • Dialysis services
  • Diagnostic services for children with complex medical problems
  • Transfusion services
  • Intravenous complete nutrition
  • Genetic workup
  • Transport: A dedicated ambulance and team have been put in place for the transfer of sick children to our PICU
  • Follow-up services with our paediatric out-patient facilities
  • Innovative treatment through research protocols

Care in the PICU is complemented by a comprehensive group of Paediatric Specialists

  • Paediatric surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Haematology/Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Urology

Supported by

  • Nurses trained in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Support services: Dietician, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist
Dr. Sajeev Vengalath

Dr. Sajeev Vengalath

MBBS, MD(Paediatrics)


Children/Paediatrics, Mother & Child


Extreme Preterm Care